Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)
Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||Commitments and Contingencies
The Company has agreements in place to purchase a specified level of reagents from certain vendors. These purchase commitments expire at various dates through 2021. The purchase commitments as of December 31, 2019 are as follows (in thousands):
The Company has entered into loans with various banks to finance the purchase of laboratory equipment, office equipment and leasehold improvements. These loans mature at various dates through 2022 and the weighted average interest rate under such loans was approximately 4.64% as of December 31, 2019 and 4.56% as of December 31, 2018. See Note H, Debt, for further details on these obligations.
The Company was involved in litigation with Health Discovery Corporation (“HDC”) regarding the use of certain licensed technology under a Master License Agreement (“MLA”) dated January 6, 2012 between the Company and HDC. An arbitration hearing took place in December 2018, where the Company vigorously defended its legal rights and remedies pertaining to this licensing dispute. On April 25, 2019, the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators issued their ruling which, in pertinent part, terminated the MLA, awarded $1.5 million to HDC in connection with the claims that SmartFlow infringes a valid patent and that internal use by NeoGenomics was subject to milestone and royalty payments, and awarded $5.1 million to HDC with respect to the claim of lack of development and commercialization of SVM-CYTO. All other claims by HDC were denied.
The Company paid $6.7 million to HDC related to this matter in June 2019. This payment settled all obligations of the Company in connection with this litigation. The Company no longer utilizes any HDC technology.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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